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Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley

1st December, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops.

There are three creative writing workshops between December and February. You are welcome to come to one or come to all. To search all workshop dates please see here.

Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley, Wednesday 1st December , 6pm to 7.30pm, Free, 16+, Women* only


Girl and Baby (1962) by Joan Eardley, EU2826 © University of Edinburgh Art Collection/Estate of Joan Eardley

Whether you’re a regular writer or never picked up a pen before, these workshops are supportive, fun and filled with prompts to help you explore Joan’s paintings through your writing. Come to one, or come to all – our facilitators, GWL’s Nadine and Donna, are looking forward to striking the creative spark with you.

Whether sketching children in the busy backstreets of Glasgow’s east end, or painting wild and lonely landscapes in the fishing village of Catterline on Scotland’s north-east coast, Joan Eardley’s powerful paintings show the realities of life in the mid-twentieth century.

To join the next workshop in the series (12th of January) you can book here and for the final session (5th of February) book here

If you would like to know more about the exhibition Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes you can find out more info here

You may also be interested in joining our Joan Eardley Story Café Special on the 10th of February you can find out more about this and book here 


Event Outline

A wee introduction to each other and Joan’s work, followed by creative writing activities with space to share your creative responses if you wish, and, of course a tea break in the middle!


There are no more tickets available for this event. If you would like to be added to the waiting list please email anemay.jack@womenslibrary.org.uk

This event is free and for Women* Only . Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) If you would like to make a donation to Glasgow Women’s Library, you can do so here. Please note that booking will close on 30th of November and you will receive your email invitation a few days before the event takes place.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experience of women.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you would like to attend, please book below and we will share an email invitation along with simple and straight forward instructions on how this will work. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

An automated live transcript using Otter.ai is available during this event. See here for upcoming events where live captioning with Stagetext is arranged. Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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1st December, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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